Things to do While we are out...
Dear Sullivan School Family,
Many of you have asked about resources to keep your student engaged in learning while we are out of school. We have created this website, with the help of Ms. Dasilva, to highlight some of the resources that our Math Resource teacher Mrs. O'Neill and our Instructional Specialist, Dr. Lowe have found to be appropriate for your students to work on while school is out of session. Please note that none of these are required, but are posted here as options.
Dr. Boyd and the Lowell Public Schools Administration will be updating our situation throughout the time that we are away from school, as well as providing other resources through the district and in the community to support our families. As those resources are available, we will add them to this website, and notify you through the Sullivan Middle School website as well as the Sullivan Middle School Facebook page. (Note: We invite you to go to Facebook and search for Sullivan Middle School and 'like' us!)
Dr. Ed Foster, Principal
Get access the Lowell Public Schools Website that will include the most up-to-date information regarding the district's response and resources available in regards to the Coronavirus, pertinent information about school closure and reopening, and a variety of printable and online learning resources available to you.
Grab and Go meals
Lowell Public Schools is offering grab and go lunches for students at a total of nine sites during the weekdays while school is closed. All students ages 2-18 are eligible for this lunch program. Students don’t have to be present to pick up a meal. A parent or neighbor can pick up the student’s lunch.
How to Access school Email
Watch this video for a quick tutorial on how to access your LPS student email account
Access Google Classroom from PS4
Watch this video for a quick tutorial on how to access Google Classroom from a gaming system
In addition to the Online Learning Resources offered on the Lowell Public Schools site, below are some additional suggested ideas and activities that you can do while home....
Reading every day for 30 minutes!
Keeping the habit of reading is something that can be done every day. Reading independently, students reading to a parent or sibling, parents reading to students are great ways to maintain the impact of reading and grow your skills. Below find online resources for reading at home.
Log onto Clever
Here is a link to Clever.com where your child can log into their account to get individualized iReady lessons in reading and math.
Lexia can also be used by all students using the same log in.
Directions for logging in:
Click on the picture
Click on Student login
Username is your child's LASID # (Lunch number)
Password is your child's 6 digit birthday (MMDDYY...MonthMonthDayDayYearYear). For example, a birthday of April 4, 2008 would be 040408.
For printable lessons click here
Scholastic Learn at home
Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin!
Learning A-Z is a digital resource that provides a library of books in Reading A-Z, Vocabulary lessons in Vocabulary A-Z, and writing skill lessons in Writing A-Z. Also included are: Raz-Plus, Raz-Kids, Headsprout, and Science A-Z. Students can use these lessons to practice skills wherever they are. Many of our students already have log-in information provided by their teachers. If not, Learning A-Z is allowing parents and teachers to sign-up for free trial accounts to their resources until June 13th. This is a great resource for our kids.
Brain POP is an online resource that includes educational videos for students at all grade levels ranging in topics from ELA and Math to Science, Social Studies, and Engineering. We have created an account for our Sullivan students. Click the picture to sign in:
User name: SULLIVAN150
Below are links to various websites that can be used to review and reinforce math skills while you are at home. All of the sites are free to use. Some of the programs are already used in your math classroom. If you already have an account, please use the one you use in your math class.
If you do not already have an account, you can sign up and create a log in for free.
Additional resources for Reading and writing
EPIC!: Sign up for free at getepic.com -- access 35,000 ebooks, Learning Videos, Quizzes and more for K-5! (If you already have a student login you can use that at home.)
Storyline.net: Listen to celebrities read their favorite picture books aloud --- (just for fun!) of with a younger sibling:
Read, Wonder, and Learn!: Author Kate Messner shares resources on her webpage -- make these a family activity. Listen to read alouds from authors such as Kate Messner, Jason, Reynolds, and Nicki Grimes, and many more!!! Listen to excerpts of :Just a few things to check out: THE BRILLIANT DEEP: REBUILDING THE WORLD'S CORAL REEFS, GHOST, TRACKING PYTHONS: THE QUEST TO CATCH AN INVASIVE PREDATOR AND SAVE AN ECOSYSTEM, CHIRP, and WORDS WIH WINGS. It even has a section on ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND NEW BOOKS TO CHECK OUT.
Audible: Its Free!!! kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.
FreeRice: Is a free vocabulary game. For every question that is answered correctly, 10 grains of rice are sent to a country by the United Nations World Food Program that is in need of food aid.
Future Smart (Grade 5 - 8)
Future Goals - Math (Grades 5-7
Future Goals - Science (5-7)
Endeavor - STEM Careers (6-8)
Ignition - Digital Health (Grades 6-8)
Healthier Me: Middle School (Grades 5-8)
Character Playbook (Grades 7-8)
Daily Workbooks While School is out
EdHelper is providing parents with free weekly workbooks on a variety of subjects. These learning activities are geared for students in grades 1-6.
Legends of Learning
This website offers hundreads of math and science learning games. They are offering free membershio due to COVID- 19 closures. Click on the COVID-19 button to learn how to get your free account